Wednesday, March 21, 2007

The Creek Indian Territory

Here's a fun piece of artwork from a vintage 1950s Disney comic book. This illustration was featured on the back cover of Dell Four Color Comics #631 from 1955. The subject of the issue was of course Davy Crockett, this time being the adaptation of Davy Crockett Indian Fighter. A photo-illustration of Fess Parker graced book's cover, and the inside front cover provided the following introduction:

Legends of the American frontier are still vigorous and young. The adventurous deeds of our heroic ancestors in this country are a vital portion of American Lore and will live forever in its colorful history. This is a story about one of those valiants whose fame shone brightly on the horizons of our early frontiers. This is a story about Davy Crockett.